Anne Roiphe is a novelist and a journalist.
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The Nazis This Time

“I grew up in America in late forties, and if we said the word Jew, we whispered it. This will not save us in the 21st century.”

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Bridging the Political Divide

From a New York Jewish liberal to everyone on the other side: Our differences are real, but so are our similarities.

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My Husband Quit Smoking, Then He Started Again

And that was fine with me: He was a 20th-century Jew

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Sometimes Your Words Just Hypnotize Me

Donald Trump’s ability to dominate his supporters into a frenzy is reminiscent of a magician from a Thomas Mann story who reduces his audiences into a mindless mob

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L’Chaim! In Praise of Ostentatious, Vulgar, Nouveau Riche Jews Spending Money Like There’s No Tomorrow

Puritan restraint is fine, if you haven’t been unaccommodated and unwelcome elsewhere for centuries

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Only Adolescents Question God’s Existence

The yes or the no of it: What does it matter?

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Hunting the Escaped

A part of me hopes the convicted killers find peace on the run

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Is Zionism Racism?

Israel is not a normal state. Here’s why.

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How Crusaders Slaughtered the Jews of Mainz

And why Obama was only partly right in comparing Christians to ISIS

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A Trip to the Library

‘This is a report on a library trip to Israel from a bookish girl who is now a bookish old lady’

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My Jewish Feminism: A Memoir

The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes

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